Surviving being Hunted

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Surviving being Hunted

Post by 1durphul » Tue Aug 18, 2015 3:48 pm

With the mortality rate for first time burners hovering around 60% I feel that we old time burners must take extra care to help virgins survive the Saturday round-up and culling. Many first time burners do not realize that from the moment the man falls they only have a 30 minute head start to either blend-in or find body-heat signature shielded hiding spots. If we work together and provide tips we could probably push the mortality rate back under 50% (like it was before the rule changes in 2006.) Now that we are no longer allowed to help or inform first timers in the "quiet period" following the fall of the man, and until the sun breaches the horizon on Sunday morning, it is important that we provide as much advice in advance as we possibly can. For that reason I am asking all of you experienced burners to post your tips.

Here's my top tip:

-Kostume Kult is the first place the hunters look: Despite not being operational on the night of the burn, many first time burners attempt to ditch their t-shirt/jeans here after the man falls. This is a deadly mistake.

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Re: First Time Burning Man survival Tips

Post by GreyCoyote » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:34 pm

Much like the bobcat, playa hunters are preferentially attracted to feathers.
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Post by Lonesomebri » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:51 pm

A glow stick hanging around the neck is like having a broken hoof out on the Serengeti.
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Re: First Time Burning Man survival Tips

Post by 1durphul » Tue Aug 18, 2015 5:58 pm

Dehydration while in a secure hiding place is a real possibility. Pre stock your hiding spot with water. (And make sure nobody sees you when you do.)

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Re: First Time Burning Man survival Tips

Post by GreyCoyote » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:07 pm

The best place to hide is in a full porto near a big sound camp. Have a friend put a ziptie through the lock hasp. NOBODY will EVER find you!!!
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Post by chuckularone » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:27 pm

I hid by digging a trench 2 ft wide 2.5 feet deep and 6.5 feet long; lying on my side and pulling the playa in over me. People laughed when I brought a snorkel to the playa, but I won!!!
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Post by Eric » Tue Aug 18, 2015 6:54 pm

I've moved this to Open Discussion as it's more appropriate, and re-titled the thread.
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Post by graidawg » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:27 pm

This being my 5th year I am hoping to get my first tag hope I bag a hippie.
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Post by Drawingablank » Tue Aug 18, 2015 8:29 pm

Wearing your headlamp on your head is a death sentence.
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Post by Lonesomebri » Tue Aug 18, 2015 9:39 pm

For god's sake, learn how a fricken clock face works, heaven have mercy on your soul if you have to ask how to get from 6 fucking pm to 7 fucking pm while fleeing the beast with a thousand megaphones.
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Post by Canoe » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:03 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:For god's sake, learn how a fricken clock face works, heaven have mercy on your soul if you have to ask how to get from 6 fucking pm to 7 fucking pm while fleeing the beast with a thousand megaphones.
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Post by Lonesomebri » Tue Aug 18, 2015 10:49 pm

Canoe wrote:New 100,000 BRC Playa Layout -> Same hour-roads, but Digital!
Oh crap, man, I'm still trying to figure out all the features on my flip phone, and now this shit... Digital...? I'm gonna get trapped out in the open and mistaken for a newb the way this thing is going.
I'm too old for this game...
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Post by tamarakay » Wed Aug 19, 2015 3:50 am

Rubbing the blood of a sacrificed newbie neighbor all over us worked for the stallion and I. Rub, then lay low till i
Odin sounds the all clear.
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Re: Surviving being Hunted

Post by mgb327 » Wed Aug 19, 2015 4:19 am

and Odins' "all clear" will be the sound of him motorboating Paris H. A high/shrill whistle.....
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Re: Surviving being Hunted

Post by Simon of the Playa » Wed Aug 19, 2015 6:39 am

little known fact, for an extra 25$ you can get a couple of Permits for hunting in Reno before the burn.


i set up a duck blind in the walmart and bagged myself a "DOH"...
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Post by VultureChow » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:15 am

I've nearly perfected my RealPlaya™ camo pattern.
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Post by chuckularone » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:16 am

VultureChow wrote:I've nearly perfected my RealPlaya™ camo pattern.
If that were a real thing I'd be PMing you for pricing!
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Post by VultureChow » Wed Aug 19, 2015 7:28 am

It's been in my head for a while. There's a company that does custom all-over print photo hoodies. I might try it for Hanukkah.
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Post by 1durphul » Wed Aug 19, 2015 10:26 pm

Blah blah blah... don't die first time burners... blah blah blah.

Have you guys all picked out your formal wear for the hunt? This might be the scotch talking, but I'm really excited about bagging me a few first timers. I just wish there were more to go around. There are so many of us, and so few of them. I wonder if the BMORG would consider promoting White Castle (White Waves? White Ocean? Whatever it's called) with TV/Radio ads like monster truck rallies in order to draw a few more in...

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Re: Surviving being Hunted

Post by chuckularone » Thu Aug 20, 2015 5:07 am

I can't hunt this year, It's only my second year, but it is quite a relief not to be the hunted. It'll be better next year anyway when I get my tags. :D
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Post by Timezone LaFontaine » Thu Aug 20, 2015 11:57 am

I think it's important to emphasize the fact that there's no time to "slow down," "relax," "catch your breath," "help your friend up," or other such naïve notions. Don't let the fact that the hunters are skipping along in a casual, carefree way give you a false sense that there is a moment to spare. Be in good enough shape to sprint in the dark for at least six hours.
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Re: Surviving being Hunted

Post by Savannah » Thu Aug 20, 2015 12:07 pm

They say that sparkleponies are "The Most Dangerous Game" . . .

But really, it's me--my contagious hyperflammability, the toxins oozing from my subdermal implants, and all the high-pitched shrieking.
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Re: Surviving being Hunted

Post by GreyCoyote » Thu Aug 20, 2015 3:45 pm

Savannah wrote:They say that sparkleponies are "The Most Dangerous Game" . . .

But really, it's me--my contagious hyperflammability, the toxins oozing from my subdermal implants, and all the high-pitched shrieking.
Those are ... implants? (-ducking!-) :mrgreen:
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Re: Surviving being Hunted

Post by 1durphul » Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:49 am

So the numbers are out, Virgin mortality rate was actually up this year to 74%. I really thought we could have helped. If only the mods hadn't moved this thread into Open Discussion and kept in the advice section. All those lives lost.... the tragedy of it all! The dust may have been a contributing factor to first time burner confusion.

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Post by ygmir » Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:14 pm

graidawg wrote:This being my 5th year I am hoping to get my first tag hope I teabag bag a hippie.
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